Another day, another round of birthday congratulations...................... paguy, badlegdave, and Horace
And what a day it is...... on this date the first child was born of English Parents while on the Mayflower in New England waters, PRINCESS Elizabeth weds Philip Mountbatten, the Nuremberg trials began, Garrett Morgan patents the 3 light traffic signal device, President Nixon outlaws DDT, and sadly a series of methane explosions and fire rocked the Consul #9 mine in West Virginia killing 78 workers. The blast so powerful it destroyed the lamphouse where the records of those miners actually working that day were kept. After trying all methods to locate any potential survivors, it was decided to close up the entrance to the mine to cut off any oxygen to the fire. Thereby entombing all 78 miners.
Other people sharing this special day are Dick Smothers, Joe Biden, Robert Kennedy, Dierks Bentley, BO DEREK and for Freetown Fred, Estelle Parsons.
Sadly on this day, in addition to the 78 miners, we also lost Tiny Tim.